At our Women of Distinction Breakfast on October 28, we presented Avon Products, Inc. with the Inaugural Advancing Women of Distinction Award.
Avon has been a strong supporter of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York for nearly 30 years, helping us deliver our leadership programs to multiple generations of girls in New York City. In addition to our longstanding partnership:
Over the next few days, we'll be highlighting the fantastic honorees who received the Woman of Distinction Award at our recent breakfast. Up first: Sarah E. Cogan, Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Scroll down to read the text of her speech, or you can watch the video below.
There is increased national attention being paid to the low engagement rates of girls and women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields. Conversations revolve around the fact that girls often show interest in STEM early on but are not encouraged to pursue this interest (and in some cases, are actively discouraged). This is... Read more »
Yesterday, another article appeared on the gender gap. It raised more questions and more speculation about the number of women in the workforce - and why there are not more. The Times writes:
"...women’s chances of making it to the top are also stuck. Only 17 percent of directors and 14 percent of C-suite executives at Fortune 500 companies are women. All but 20 or so of their chief executives are men. At the other end of the spectrum of opportunity, 16.3 percent of women are officially poor, according to census figures, compared to 13.6 percent of men.